Volvo XC60 Series clinches IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

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Top Safety Pick Criteria

The 2023-24 Volvo XC60 and XC60 Recharge PHEV have once again underscored their unwavering commitment to safety excellence by securing the prestigious IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick awards. These midsize luxury SUVs consistently prioritize the safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike.

Meeting Rigorous Standards

To attain the coveted TOP SAFETY PICK recognition in 2023, a vehicle must meet exacting criteria. This includes obtaining good ratings in critical categories such as the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, and original moderate overlap front tests. Furthermore, the vehicle must achieve an acceptable or good rating in the updated side test. Equally important is the requirement for safe and effective headlights, which must be standard across all trim levels and attain acceptable or good ratings. A front crash prevention system is also crucial, needing either an advanced or superior rating in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation.

Pursuing the TOP SAFETY PICK+ Distinction

The TOP SAFETY PICK+ award sets an even higher standard. In addition to good ratings in the updated side test, vehicles vying for this distinction must exhibit advanced or superior performance in both daytime and nighttime pedestrian tests. Attaining this elite status underscores a vehicle’s steadfast dedication to safety across all facets of its design and performance.

Volvo’s Exceptional Safety Credentials

Both the 2023-24 Volvo XC60 and XC60 Recharge PHEV excel in these stringent safety evaluations. These vehicles are equipped with standard front crash prevention systems that not only earn superior ratings in the daytime evaluation but also advanced ratings in the nighttime test. This dual-capability ensures their readiness to safeguard both drivers and pedestrians under various lighting conditions, whether it’s daytime or nighttime.

In terms of illumination, all trim levels of these Volvo models feature headlights that have earned an acceptable rating, delivering consistent visibility and reducing the risk of accidents resulting from inadequate lighting conditions. While their performance in numerous areas is commendable, achieving the coveted “plus” designation is reserved for vehicles that demonstrate excellence in every aspect of safety.

Setting the Safety Standard

These midsize luxury SUVs provide drivers and passengers with peace of mind, as they prioritize safety above all else. Equipped with advanced safety features, superior crash prevention systems, and effective lighting, Volvo maintains its position at the forefront of vehicle safety, establishing a benchmark for others to aspire to.